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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a library’s media equipment.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 18017$31.99/hr$20.44/hr$25.14/hr$32.27/hr$38.09/hr$47.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services50$40.54/hr
Education and Health Services1,100$38.70/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$24.34/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,160$30.28/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$28.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$27.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$31.40/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$25.40/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$31.79/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$25.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$24.64/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$31.53/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$32.41/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$31.42/hr7.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$34.90/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$25.13/hr5.4%
Southeast Balance of State 140$32.09/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$26.95/hr5.3%
Central Minnesota 180$32.27/hr7.3%
Southeast Minnesota 220$32.09/hr7.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,550$37.60/hr5.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,690$37.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,350$33.07/hr5.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 1,780$28.58/hr13.4%
Archivists 120$24.62/hr19.4%
Administrative Services Managers 5,580$58.69/hrN/A

  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library.
  • Keep up-to-date records of circulation and materials, maintain inventory, and correct cataloging errors.
  • Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
  • Supervise daily library operations, budgeting, planning, and personnel activities, such as hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
  • Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
  • Teach library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
  • Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.